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Ok, I know everybody in Southern California was feeling it today...not as bad as us, I'm sure, unless you live in Needles, or something. It is 9:30pm and 100F right now. Spent the day checking water on all animals.
- “I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.”
- “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency — even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting.”
- “Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
- “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”
- “I hope you’re all Republicans.” —Speaking to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassination attempt
- “These stories about my intellectual capacity really get under my skin. You know, for a while I even thought my staff believed it. There on my schedule first thing every morning it said, ‘Intelligence Briefing.’”
- ”Thank you for your email. This Internet of yours is a wonderful invention.” —To Al Gore during the 2000 presidential campaign
- “We’re studying safe levels for arsenic in drinking water. To base our decision on sound science, the scientists told us we needed to test the water glasses of about 3,000 people. Thank you for participating.” —At the 2001 Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association dinner
- ”The candidates are an interesting group, with diverse opinions — for tax cuts and against them, for NAFTA and against NAFTA, for the Patriot Act and against the Patriot Act, in favor of liberating Iraq and opposed to it. And that’s just one senator from Massachusetts.” —During the 2004 campaign against John Kerry
- ”If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.”
- ”There are few things in life harder to find and more important to keep than love. Well, love and a birth certificate.”
- ”Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for ‘That One.’ And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn’t think I’d ever run for president.”
- "Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.” —Lyndon Johnson
- “I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.” —John F. Kennedy, addressing complaints that his father’s money was buying the primary for him.
- ”My esteem in this country has gone up substantially. It is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.” —Jimmy Carter
- “When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.’” —Teddy Roosevelt
- ”In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.” —John Adams
- “Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.” —Bill Clinton
- “If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?” —Abraham Lincoln
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1851 Isaac Singer receives patent for the sewing machine
1898 Armistice ends the Spanish-American war
1938 Hitler institutes the "Mother's Cross" a medal awarded to women to encourage them to reproduce
1939 The Wizard of Oz premiers in Wisconsin
1961 East Berlin begins the construction of the Berlin Wall
1977 The Space Shuttle Enterprise passes its first test, taking off on top of a 747
1981 Microsoft MS-DOS used as operating system for the first personal computers.
1990 A complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton was found in South Dakota
2000 A Russian sub sinks with 118 on board
2012 US Women's Soccer Team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal in Olympics